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Jason Leffler
Birth: Sep. 16, 1975
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 2013
Chester
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

American Racing Driver. He began his career racing midget cars in the United States Auto Club series, where he won three consecutive Midget championships from 1997 to 1999, as well as the Silver Crown series championship in 1998. In 1999 he joined the Joe Gibbs Racing team, making 4 starts in the Busch Series during the season with moderate success. At the same time, he also started a race in the Indy Racing League at Walt Disney World Speedway, but finished last after wrecking early in the race. In 2000 he made his first and only start in the Indianapolis 500 with support from Roger Penske's United Auto Group, qualifying in the 17th position which is also where he finished, 3 laps behind race winner Juan Pablo Montoya. Afterward, he focused his racing efforts on National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) competititions, achieving moderate success. On June 12, 2013, he was involved in a crash during a 410 sprint car heat race at the 5/8 mile Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey. Running second with a few laps left, he crashed into a wall, flipped several times and was knocked unconscious instantly. He had to be extricated from his car and was airlifted to a hospital where he died as a result of a blunt force neck injury. During his NASCAR racing career he made 73 Sprint Cup Series appearances (best finish 37th place in 2001), 294 Nationwide Series appearances (best finish 3rd place in 2007), and 56 Camping World Truck Series appearances (best finish 4th place in 2002). He also made three appearances in IndyCar Series races. He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Grace Covenant Church
Cornelius
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: West Texas Angel "Lisa"
Record added: Jun 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112228079
Jason Leffler
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Jason Leffler
Added by: West Texas Angel "Lisa"
 
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